Neighbourhood Watch:

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About Us

Patrons: High Sheriffs of East and West Sussex

Neighbourhood Watch began life in the UK over 40 years ago in response to rising crime, but today, as times change, it covers all aspects of keeping safe.

Our main aims are to prevent crime, reduce the fear of crime, and improve safety. That means that whilst combating crime remains our core aim, we also help out in other important ways that help protect our communities, such as during and after emergencies.

We are supported by the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner and Sussex Police.


Are you a coordinator for a scheme or are you interested in setting up your own scheme? If so, simply enter your postcode in to the postcode search box above to find schemes around you.

By entering your postcode you have the option to apply to join a scheme or send the local contact a message. You can also see scheme information, police details, policing priorities, crimes and outcomes for your area.

Join The UK's Largest Voluntary Movement

Do you want to be a part of the UK's largest voluntary movement? Or just to receive key community safety messages through Neighbourhood Watch? Well you can. Simply click the 'Join Us' button below and follow the quick, simple sign up steps.

When registering, you have the option to join a scheme in your area or map your own scheme if you cannot see it on the list of available schemes. If you have any issues signing up, please contact support.

Useful Links

Click the 'Read More' link below to view links that you may find to be particularly useful.

Sussex Contacts

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John Wright MBE


07917 385 213

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Derek Pratt MBE

Deputy Chair

07726 730 562

For any general enquiries, please email
For other local contacts, please see the contacts page.

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Latest Sussex Alerts

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If you would like to talk to someone about your safety at home and in the community, as well as any ...

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The December edition of OUR NEWS is here

Dear Resident, We are pleased to bring you the latest edition of our newsletter for Neighbourhoo...

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We need your views on cybercrime!

Hello Resident Along with our Cyberhood Watch partner, Avast, we are launching the latest Cybe...

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01/12/2023 20:21:33

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Immediate Justice Grant Funding

After being selected as one of ten trailblazer areas to deliver Immediate Justice (IJ) as part of th...

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01/12/2023 16:12:56

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